The Southern African German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with various institutions (i.e AIDC, Sedibeng TVET College, DHET) and various companies have agreed to offer a 3.5 years mechatronics technician training in accordance with the German training system. Particular attention is paid to the training of young people from the townships of Gauteng. MERSETA is the official training authority, which certifies the local degree and is involved in the process from the outset and the DIHK certifies the international degree.

In order to kick off the recruitment of apprentices, we are reaching out to companies who are interested in either taking apprentices or sponsoring apprentices. The Mechatronics Bridging Programme will commence in July 2018.

Please contact Isabella Hlabangu on mechatronics(at)germanchamber.co.za for more information or if you are interested in participating. 

Mechatronics Entry Requirements

Mechatronics Entry Requirements

Admission requirements:
Technical Matric
OR N3 Electrical/ Electronic/ Mechanical/ Engineering Sciences Trade Theory
Have passed Mathematics / Technical Mathematics & Physical Science with a minimum of 60%
Qualified in the last two years / Will be qualifying at the end of 2018

Curriculum
Mechatronics Technician: German Dual Vocational Training as per current German Curriculum.
Merseta Mechatronics Technician Apprenticeship.

Accreditation & Certification
Registration with Merseta as a Mechatronics Apprenticeship according to the Merseta Apprenticeship regulation.
Merseta to conduct workplace approval visits at participating companies.
2 Certificates on completion: German DIHK Certificate & a South African Apprenticeship Certificate.

Duration 
3 – 3.5 years including both practical and theoretical training as regulated by the DIHK (German Association of Chambers).
3.5 years as per Merseta Apprenticeship requirement.

Mechatronics cources offered

Mechatronics cources offered

More information to follow shortly.

Mechatronics Benefits

Mechatronics Benefits

More information to follow shortly.

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  • The 4th Industrial revolution is upon us, and disrupting almost every industry globally. In short it will transform entire systems of production, management, maintenance and governance.
  • It will have an impact on how we serve our customers, enhance our products with digital capabilities, provide collaborative innovation through data based services and asset performance, requiring that we rethink our organizations through talent & culture.
  • To ensure that we grasp these opportunities it presents, to employ, empower & educate the youth and capture the benefits & regulations of new technologies
  • Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of science that includes a combination of mechanical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems engineering and control engineering.
  • With the close integration of the mechanical components, electronic sensors, mechanical and electrical actuators and computer controllers, the need for skilled Mechatronic technicians are found in numerous industry sectors such as marine engineering, aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, computers, communications, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing and mining

Mechatronics Apprenticeship Advert

Mechatronics Apprenticeship Advert

Learning… Practicing… Pioneering… that is what our Mechatronic Dual Vocational Training Program is all about.


Due to the Industry 4.0 revolution, the trend whereby automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies is becoming increasingly important and the key to productivity, Mechatronic remains a focus area for the engineering industry. If you have an interest in mechanics and electronics, coupled with a natural ability for problem-solving, we have a place for you in our program.

This qualification will offer you countless career opportunities, including but not limited to, Artisan, Lead Technician, Production Line Operator, Automation Engineer, Control System Engineer, Data Logging Engineer, Electrical/Electronics Engineer and many more within diverse industries, viz., Industrial Engineering, Automotive, Chemical, Electronics, Manufacturing, Computer automation and other related industries.

Admission requirements:
Technical Matric
OR N3 Electrical/ Electronic/ Mechanical/ Engineering Sciences Trade Theory
Have passed Mathematics / Technical Mathematics & Physical Science with a minimum of 60%
Qualified in the last two years / Will be qualifying at the end of 2018

Core behavioural competencies:
Must be willing to work under supervision
Must be able to work in a team
Must be efficient, proactive and highly motivated
Must have the ability to work under pressure
Must be willing to learn and present a positive attitude
Must have good communication skills and take instruction
Must have good time management skills
Proven technical interest-
Good understanding of the English language
Computer Literacy is highly advantageous

Program duration & Presentation
4 years including theory and on the job practical

Intake for training:
January 2019

Application process:
Should you be interested and meet the minimum requirements, please send your CV, certified copies of your senior certificate and results, and identity document to mechatronics(at)germanchamber.co.za. Closing date for applications is 15 September 2018. Correspondence will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. 

Isabella Hlabangu

T:+27 (0)11 486 2775
F:+27 (0)86 649 7934
Email